Playing with Fire Dinner SeriesFeaturing Chef Paul Arias & Ballast Point Brewing Co.June 12, 2023 | 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Join Chef Paul Arias from Oceana Coastal Kitchen as he shows off his talents during a collaborative Playing with Fire dinner with The Lodge at Torrey Pines’ venerable Executive Chef Kelli Crosson. Hosted on The Grill’s patio overlooking the Torrey Pines Golf Course, every event includes selections of various proteins and seasonal sides cooked over a wood-burning fire. Guests will also enjoy pours from this event's featured local brewery Ballast Point Brewing Co.

$145 per person (+ tax)

A portion of the event's proceeds benefits The Trevor Project, the premier organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to LGBTQ teens and young adults.

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Chef Paul Arias

Paul Arias makes his return to The Lodge after originally helping open A.R. Valentien as sous chef in 2002. A Los Angeles-area native and graduate of the Los Angeles Culinary Institute, he takes his inspiration from farm-to-table pioneers like Chef Jeff Jackson who mentored him on a more naturalistic approach to food.

Today, Arias is the Executive Chef at Oceana Coastal Kitchen in Mission Bay, CA. He heartily embraces seasonal local ingredients and provisions, bringing that creative California spirit to the kitchen.

Playing with Fire Dinner Menu


This Playing with Fire dinner event features a curated multi-course menu by Guest Chef Paul Arias and Executive Chef Kelli Crosson. Look forward to wood-fired proteins, seasonal sides, and a delicious dessert as well as beer from Ballast Point Brewing Co.

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